Tap Shoes and Pink Slips

Speaking of stimulus, obviously Michelle Obama requires bi-weekly cultural stimulation. Nary two weeks pass without some kind of exotic excursion or home-based gala.  Every star-studded occasion is couched in the guise of providing some sort of national benefit, but in actuality ends up supplying dazzling amusement for an obviously bored First Lady. This week, while unemployed Americans donned sackcloth and ashes, Michelle deemed it fitting to host a celebratory dance party. Breaking tradition with Conga night, typically scheduled for Wednesday, the event was scheduled on a Tuesday. The White House East Room, where the Obamas requested the Nativity be removed, welcomed Broadway's dancing coal-miner's son Billy Elliott, complete with "pirouettes, jetes, gravity-defying leaps and maybe even some bumps and grinds as Michelle Obama inaugurates a new dance series." As Americans traded double-ply cardboard for shoe soles, "dancers of all types - ballet, modern,...(Read Full Post)